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How To Reach Dooars
Located in northeastern part of India in West, south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas are the alluvial floodplains commonly known as the Dooars. The floodplains stretch about 30 km in width and 350 km in length from the Teesta River. Part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands eco-region, it forms the gateway to the neighboring country of Bhutan. Dense forests and acres of tea gardens dot the landscape and are stunningly beautiful. A favorite tourist destination for many, Dooars is fairly accessible from different parts of the country.
Dooars which lies in the lap of nature does not have an airport. The closest aerodrome is Bagdogra located about 70 km from Dooars. From the airport tourists can reserve a pre-paid taxi from the pre-paid taxi counter at the airport. The taxis go to both the Gorumara National Park as well as Jaldapara.
The nearest major railway junction near Dooars is at New Jaipalguri (NJP). It is about 60 km from the station and from here tourists can take pre-paid taxis to reach the desired destinations in Jaldapara, Murti, Buxa, Lataguri etc. There is another station near Malbazar, the New Mal Junction which is closest to Dooars but not too many trains come here. Kanchankanta Express from Sealdah is one of the few popular trains that reach New Mal Junction. So for those who are looking to visit Gorumara National Park can get off here. From here they can take taxis or buses to reach their destination.
Dooars is well connected by roads from all major junctions. So it can be reached from NJP, from Bagdogra by taxi or bus. There are bus services operating between NJP and Coochbehar and travel through different points in Dooars. The bus from NJP leaves around 8:30 am via Siliguri making several stops which allow tourists to get off at their point of preference. From NJP or Bagdogra tourists can reach PC Mittal bus terminus in Siliguri by taxi to board buses leaving or different destinations in that region.
There are several tourist destinations within Dooars and tourists generally take buses to travel between points. One can also explore by foot and it is an amazing experience. It is an opportunity to witness the unadulterated beauty of nature. Private cars are also available for moving around Dooars.